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Font del Lleó quarry, Sant Pere Màrtir, Collserola mountain range, Barcelona city, Barcelonès, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 23' 52'' North , 2° 6' 8'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.3977777778, 2.10222222222
Name(s) in local language(s):Pedrera de la Font del Lleó, Sant Pere Màrtir, Serra de Collserola, Barcelona ciutat, Barcelonès, Barcelona, Catalunya (Cataluña), España
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula

Abandoned quarry which exploited granodiorite for construction material.
Molybdenite mineralizations are observed in the diaclases of the rock, the collection of samples is currently impossible.

The quarry is located just below the site of the mine Juanita, in Coll del Portell.
This site belongs to the city of Barcelona.
It is located in a Natural Park and the collection of samples is strictly prohibited.

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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443.8 - 541 Ma
Metamorphic rocks associated with Hercinian orogeny

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Description: Fil·lites i cornubianites. Roques de la unitat ÇOrp afectades pel metamorfisme de contacte hercinià. Edat del metamorfisme: Carbonífer-Permià. English: Phyllite and Hornfels. Rocks of the ÇOrp unit affected by the hierarchical contact metamorphosis. Age of metamorphism: Carboniferous-Permian.

Reference: Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya. Mapa geològic comarcal de Catalunya 1:50.000. Generalitat de Catalunya. [140]

Late Cambrian - Early Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Description: Sandstone, slate, quartzite or limestone and conglomerate

Lithology: Quartzite, slate, sandstone and limestone

Reference: Mapa Geológico de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias a escala 1:1.000.000. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. [77]

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Font, N. (1906): "Nota sobre la Molibdenita de Pedralbes" But. Inst. Cat. Hist. Nat. Tomo V. PP 58-75. Barcelona.

Calderón, S. (1910): "Los Minerales de España". Junta para Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas. Madrid. Volumen I. 416 pp.

Vaquer, R. (1973): "El Metamorfismo y las rocas plutónicas y filonianas de la sierra de Collserola (Tibidabo). Barcelona." Tes. Doc. Univ. Barc. (UB)

Mata-Perelló, J.M. (1990): "Els Minerals de Catalunya". Institut d´Estudis Catalans. Barcelona. 441 pp

Perez, D. Rosell, J. (1991): "Minerals de St. Pere Màrtir (Serra de Collserola)". Mineralogistes de Catalunya. Vol. V, nº 2, 36-39

Calvo, M. (2003): "Minerales y Minas de España". Vol. II Sulfuros y Sulfosales. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava. 705 pp.

Bareche, E. (2005): "Els minerals de Catalunya: segle XX". Grup Mineralògic Català & Institució Catalana d'Historia Natural. Barcelona. 269 pp.

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